Meet the Economic and Commercial Team

Chifipa Mhango

Chifipa Mhango joined SEIFSA on 1 November 2020 as Chief Economist. A seasoned economist with over 25 years of experience, in which almost 10 years spent as Senior Economist and Head of Strategic Research & Planning at the Industrial Development Corporation, almost 5 years as Head of Strategy at Nedbank and 9 years as Chief Economist at ArcelorMittal South Africa.

He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics, Accounting and Statistics from the University of Malawi and a Master of Commerce degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Stellenbosch.

Mhango has worked as Chief Economist at ArcelorMittal South Africa for seven years, as Senior Economist and Head of Strategic Research and Planning at the Industrial Development Corporation for nine-and-a-half years, as Chief Economist at PetroSA, as Chief Research Director and Partner at Kwesthuba Consulting Ltd and as Director of Research and Strategy at Don Consulting Group. He has also worked as Executive Head of Strategy, Business Planning and Communication at Nedbank Ltd.

Tel: 011 298-9432

Palesa Molise

Palesa Molise is an Economist and holds an M.Com in Development Economics from the University of Johannesburg.

She facilitates various workshops, including the Theory and Calculation of Contract Price Adjustment (CPA) and Exports Development. She also advises clients both on the buying and supplying side of contracts on matters relating to CPA, including how they structure their CPA clauses using the SEIFSA Price and Index Pages (PIPS).

Tel: 011-298-9508

Eleen Snyman

Economic and Commercial Officer Eleen Snyman has more than 15 years’ experience in imports and economic-related matters. She assists in the daily compilation of the SEIFSA PIPS for the broader domestic economic industry.

Snyman assists members and interested stakeholders with CPA queries and provides expert advice within the realm of her competence.

Tel: 011-298-9410